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Max Richter with the American Contemporary Music Ensemble performing ‘In A Landscape’ and ‘The Blue Notebooks’

14 – 15 February 2025

In the Concert Hall

Classical Music

Ahead of his highly anticipated ninth album, neo-classical master and post-minimalist legend Max Richter returns to the Sydney Opera House for an all-new performance with the American Contemporary Music Ensemble.

A night of musical transcendence awaits, where the ethereal meets the emotive in a symphonic tapestry of sound.

The Music

The master of contemporary classical returns with a transcendent new performance

One of the most prodigious and widely loved composers of our era, German-born, British-based composer Max Richter has been at the forefront of contemporary classical and post-minimalist music for more than two decades. After a revelatory performance at Vivid LIVE last year, Richter returns for one night in the Concert Hall where he’ll be joined by the visionary American Contemporary Music Ensemble. 

A classically-trained composer who has captivated global audiences with his genre-defying work in post-minimalism, ambient music and the avant garde, Richter is the world’s most-streamed classical artist, a groundbreaking innovator of form, and a tireless human rights advocate. His work includes The Blue Notebooks (2004) – named one of the best classical works of the century by The Guardian – his acclaimed reimagining of Vivaldi’s Four Seasons, and the immersive, eight-hour concert work SLEEP, which he has performed in collaboration with the American Contemporary Music Ensemble. Richter’s music has also soundtracked acclaimed films and television series by Martin Scorsese, Denis Villeneuve and many more, and scored leading ballets and stage productions around the world.

His forthcoming album, In a Landscape, is a meditation on the present that brings together the electronic and the acoustic, the human and the natural world. It is the composer’s first solo album to be recorded at Studio Richter Mahr, his minimalist, eco-conscious creative retreat in rural Oxfordshire.

Max Richter at Vivid LIVE 2023

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